Restored 1860s Hand-Hewn Barn, Luxury Retreat, Easy Walk to Douglas Beach

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Beautiful 1860s Hand hewn barn... Come, Join us. Have the vacation of a lifetime


Last updated: 11/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This stunning 4 bedroom, 4 bath home (3 'en suite') sleeps 8 (ask about larger parties) and looks like it leapt right out of the pages of Architectural Digest. Custom throughout... it offers 3 story living, open floor plan, post and beam construction, in floor-radiant heat, gorgeous large living areas (both upper, and lower level-huge 'play room'), beautiful dining room, vaulted ceilings and spectacular views from every window.

Perfectly situated on a picturesque parcel nestled amongst the trees. The world is at your door... just minutes from the world famous Oval and Douglas Beaches, or, catch the chain ferry into downtown Saugatuck and explore...

Our homes' features include: 4 luxurious bedrooms ~ private suites on all 3 levels with gorgeous custom baths. Grand, yet natural and comfortable living and dining areas. A gourmet kitchen complete with soapstone counters, double farmhouse sinks, custom refrigerator, beautiful island with eating bar and any 'chefs' dream - a commercial Vulcan range. Large custom wood burning fireplace for cozy evenings.

The home offers a warm, yet open airy feeling... the feeling of nature and it's peacefulness surrounding you. Architecturally unique; with custom furnishings, an eclectic design and beautiful artwork.

Imagine being close to everything, all the action and excitement of our charming areas, or, the peacefulness and pleasure of a relaxing day at the beach then coming home to pure comfort..

It's the perfect vacation getaway whether you're a family seeking time away together, or a group of friends getting together for good food, and fun. We have it all. We invite you to contact us. Let us help you plan your ideal vacation.


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Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 4400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Children Welcome:

    we love kids... lots of room to play......moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    possible handicapped available; relatively easy front access with 2 bedrooms & 2 full baths on main floor. Large open floor plan easy to manuever....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    This is a non-smoking home. No exceptions...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    please call for specifics...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Master Suite: 1 queen

    Luxurious Master suite with private custom bath!...moreless

  • Loft Bedroom: 1 queen

    Unique loft suite with private bath and sitting area...moreless

  • Main Floor Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    2nd bedroom - Main floor - Vaulted ceilings - Great views...moreless

  • Great Views-Bedroom 4 w/ensuite: 1 queen

    Spacious - Private bedroom - Custom ensuite...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2) Possible additional sleeping available upon request....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Master Bath: toilet, shower

    Gorgeous custom bath - double lavs - glass tile shower...moreless

  • Main Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Beautiful Spa like bath - Soaker claw foot tub - slate floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Loft Ensuite Bath - Custom bath - Glass tile shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 4 Ensuite: toilet, shower

    Spacious - Custom throughout - Tile, Stone and Glass ...moreless

  • Every bedroom has it's own custom bath. True luxury...


  • Books:

    Phenomenal assortment of books...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    Seasonal water view only. Walking distance to Lake Michigan's world famous Oval and Douglas Beaches. Catch a ride on the Chain Ferry into downtown Saugatuck and explore....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Large Trestle table seats 10 Plus, island seating for 4....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    A/C on all levels...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Large capacity, newer....moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Sauna for health and relaxation...moreless

  • Heating:

    Whole house heating system. Radiant heat in main level flooring....moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    All bedrooms have freshly laundered linens, beds made for your arrival....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large open living/great room with 2 seating areas. *Lower level Family room / Play room...moreless

  • Parking:

    On site parking 4 vehicles...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided:

    Towels provided. Extras available. *Please bring your own beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Large capacity, newer high efficiency....moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Gorgeous, custom stone fireplace in living room...moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Catering possible with advance notice....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Auto drip and French press available. Grinder too....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Assortment for all your needs...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    wide variety of dishware and utensils...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Spectacular, spacious, gourmet kitchen. Double apron sinks, 8 burner commercial range, custom refrigerator. A dream to create your culinary masterpiece!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Pantry items-spices available to use. *Please replace what you use up*...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Custom, Commercial refrigerator ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Commercial - Vulcan 8 burner...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    Boat rentals and launches close by...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Unique Raised Deck featuring Glass side rails. Lovely views in every direction. Great place to have your morning coffee, enjoy dinner-a glass of our local wine or just rest, relax and soak up the sun...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna:

    Great for your health, fitness and relaxation...moreless



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from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Wonderland
Nov 1 - Apr 15, 2016
2 night min stay
Summer Season
Jun 17 - Sep 8, 2016
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 9 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • cleaning fee $200
  • Cleaning, > 11 or w/pets $250
  • Cleaning, parties > 8 $225
  • Taxes Not included


Rates are based on parties of 8 or less. There is a $100/person fee for numbers exceeding 8. (this may be negotiable/not apply, depending on numbers/ages of children vs adults)

We are pet friendly! An additional security deposit / cleaning fee applies depending on the pet, numbers of pets etc.

Standard Rate applies for all holidays.

50% Reservation Deposit - Due within 7 days of date of contact.

Remaining Balance: (including rental balance, cleaning fee & security deposit) - Due 60 days prior to check in.

Note: Security celerity will be cashed 30 days prior to your arrival date.

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Last updated: 11/21/2015
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Grand Rapids-Gerald Ford International Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Saugatuck Chain Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
The Ravines (Arnold Palmer Course)
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Multiple Quality Restaurants-large selection
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Douglas Beach & World Famous Oval Beach

Beautiful Lake Michigan Shoreline and All it's Amenities. Sports: Golf, Tennis, Boating of every kind, Skiing, Hiking, Fishing and much more...

Country Eateries to Fine Dining. Shopping Galore. Art and Antiques, Historical Society. Winery and Garden Tours including the Spectacular Holland Tulip Festival.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2006

About: Unique, custom built cottage/home. Created from a civil war era barn originally located in Dewitt, MI. Recreated and handcrafted, every beam and board tell a story. Fabulous open floor plan, views in every direction and all the modern custom conveniences.

Why Saugatuck:
This home is unique in it's offering. A dream vacation spot for a family or several couples who'd just like to get away and pamper themselves and those they love. Make The Barn your destination... it offers the benefits of a beautiful, spacious, truly custom home with just about every amenity you could wish for, all for while being so close to the beach and all the action in Saugatuck/Douglas and surrounding communities. Great for a group of friends or larger family with a perfect location to take in all the fall colors and activities!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Custom built, unique architecture, loaded with amenities, tastefully decorated all set with beautiful landscaping tucked into it's natural surrounds atop a dune. You will feel like a king or queen in his castle overlooking your grounds and surveying the beauty around you. This home also features the unique benefit of being so close to ALL the major attractions in the area. Walk or bike to the beaches (Douglas & Oval), to Mt Baldy, the Historical museum or, to the chain ferry where you can hop on & ride over to Saugatuck... spend some time enjoying shopping, dining, art and history. Just minutes too from the charm and amenities of downtown Douglas... A must see!

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  • Beautiful 1860s Hand hewn barn... Come, Join us. Have the vacation of a lifetime

    Beautiful 1860s Hand hewn barn... Come, Join us. Have the vacation of a lifetime

  • Come, Enjoy The Barn... a luxury retreat surrounded by natural beauty.

    Come, Enjoy The Barn... a luxury retreat surrounded by natural beauty.

  • The Barn. 1860s Hand hewn, post & beam. Open, inviting and natural.

    The Barn. 1860s Hand hewn, post & beam. Open, inviting and natural.

VRBO #425598

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Saturday, November 21, 2015

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